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Ilona

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

     I stayed late Sunday night after the Bible group to speak to Ilona. It was after eleven, and I had to get up early the next day, but I had something I wanted to say. It was something I never told anyone and I wanted to tell Ilona because Ilona saw things more […]

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Gone Dead Train

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gone Dead Train (formerly titled Sex Drive) The phone rings at one in the morning.  A friend tells you a woman wants to meet you at 7 AM the next morning.  She won’t say who she is.  Your friend says she’s the person you’ve been looking for.  This is family.  She may be your father’s […]

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No Common War

| September 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

No Common War Now I’m writing novels based on Salisbury family history. The first American Salisbury and his oldest son killed an Indian on June 20, 1675, and started King Philips War (This is true. There are facts in the novels.) That war still remains the bloodiest on north American soil. One of every five […]

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The Nays Have It!

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The title Sex Drive has been dumped in favor of Gone Dead Train, a Randy Newman song that figures prominently in the novel.  YouTube the song and the novel will make perfect sense.  Hard driving, kick-ass, road rock and roll.  The song is from the Performance sound track.  I still have the vinyl purchased in […]

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Out of the Blue Gallery Reading: June 13

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I will be reading from Sex Drive on a sultry Friday night. Watch for details. Read a sample

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Wert Riot

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wert Riot by Luke Salisbury   © Copyright 1991 by Luke Salisbury All Rights Reserved   Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker Jr. was a small man who had only one lung.  The boys at the Hun school of Princeton thought his prematurely gray hair, sharp nose and furtive eyes resembled a rodent.  Mr. Wertenbaker was known as […]

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Somerville Library Highland Ave Branch: April 23

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I will be reading this Wednesday night, April 23, at 7 PM at the launch party for Constellations Magazine’s latest issue. The story, “Ilona,” is about a Holocaust survivor.  She did not like that name.  She was one of the most remarkable people I have ever met.

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Is Sex Drive a Serious Title?

| December 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

Is Sex Drive a serious title? Working on Sex Drive

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2013 World Series

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a lifelong Red Sox fan, whose credentials include having seen Ted Williams live once (He homered in Yankee Stadium), been at the sixth game of the 1975 World Series, the ’78 Playoff game with the Yankees, who once asked Stephen King if he thought the Red Sox had really won the 2004 World Series […]

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Question

| November 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

My favorite novels almost all end with a death––Gatsby, Lolita, Sound and Fury (The death comes earlier but like all time is omni-present), Absalom!  Absalom!  What great novels, really great novels, don’t end with a death?  Have we been Hameltized?  Are we hard-wired for tragedy?  Huck Finn spiritually dies after Tom Sawyer appears, only to […]

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